Leader Colin Hanna told TPMDC that lots of people "who revere the Constitution aren't themselves intimately familiar with its details." Judging by the uninformed interpretations of people like Beck & Co., I'd say that's a safe bet. In fact, I'd be willing to wager that most of these right-wing extremists haven't read it since sixth grade, but to be fair, I doubt if most people have.
Given the fact that anyone with the inclination and a half grain of intelligence can read it online, I doubt that this series of events attract the one thousand parties that Hanna hopes for. I also doubt that they are really interested in its content; its so much easier to rant and misinterpret. So far only 50 party organizers have sent in RSVPs.
I don't think we can expect the enlightenment that we might hope for. Hanna says the readings will "include sections that have been canceled out by subsequent amendments."
Apparently this constitutional scholar doesn't realize that this document has been around for 250 years, that it is considered the finest foundation of any government in the world and that measures are provided for changing the amendments.
In other words, these people also need to have readings about the history of our country and not the kind that are going to be in the new Texas text books.
Currently, the only party listing in New York City (home of TPMHQ) is at a bar (Social in Hell's Kitchen), but Hanna laughed off questions about rowdy attendees. He said he hadn't known about the bar, but "that's fine with me!" The goal is for the parties to be "pretty loose and pretty open," he said, though he added he hopes there will also be readings at barbecues, health food stores, and city parks.